The Enugu State House of Assembly has revealed its plans to embark on a state wide project inspection, beginning from October 5, 2020.
This was contained in a statement signed by the
Chairman, House Committee on Works& Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development, Rt. Hon. Chima E. Obieze and made available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd.
Obieze said all contractors in the state were expected to be on site to recieve and take questions from the House Members & its technical crew.
“This is in line with the mandate and powers conferred on the State House of Assembly by virtue of Section128 & 129 of 1999 constitution at Chapter 5, Part 2”, he told Jungle Journalist Media Ltd.
Speaking further, the statement invited the Honourable Commissioner for Works and the Ministry, State Project Coordinator & Staff of Rural Access Mobility Project(RAMP), ALGON chairman & all Local Government Council Chairmen, all contractors handling projects for & on behalf of the Government & people of Enugu State, members of the press and the general public to be aware of the coming activities.
He also warned that all contractors found wanting would be blacklisted, “as the Committee have no plans to condone waste & mismanagement of tax payers money. All performing Contractors will be appraised & encouraged”.
“The Committee will also expose any negligence, corruption, complicity, non-compliance & incompetence on the part of any contractor and any government/civil servant discovered during the oversight.
“It is our mandate as elected representatives of the people to ensure that they get the best and this is what we are out to ensure they get.
“We also know that the Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is doing massive Rural and Urban Development. So we are out to ensure that no contractor or complicit State worker sabotages His Excellency’s good intentions for the Enugu people.
“After this tour, contractors that have questions to answer shall be invited. Thereafter a detailed report shall be presented to the House for adoption as a working document for the State. With recommendations on way forward.
“We call on the general public or anyone who has any useful information, detail, concerning any government project going on within your area or vicinity to do well to notify the Committee”, he stated.